Protruded Disc Causes, Signs, Symptoms & Treatment Options
A protruded disc is a slipped disc in which the spinal disc's supportive fibers, the annular fibrous or annular ligaments, slip, protrude, bulge, or push outwards away from their normal or confined area. In essence, a disc protrusion is a form of a bulging disc. It denotes progression and can compress or invade nerves. Poor posture, improper lifting, prolonged sitting, and sports injuries are common causes of protruded slip-discs in the neck or back; Disc protrusion is more severe than a disc bulge but not as scary as disc herniations or extruded discs.
The most common area impacted by a protruded disc is the lower back. The neck is the second most common region for a protruded disc. The C4-C5, C5-C6, and C6-C7 spinal discs of the neck are the most common sites for disc protrusion, with the C5-C6 being the most prevalent. In the lower back, the L3-L4, L4-L5, and L5-S1 are common sites for slipped disc, including disc protrusion. The L4-L5 spinal disc of the lower back is possibly the most common site for disc protrusion.
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What Are The Signs & Symptoms Of A Protruded Disc?
A protruded disc (disc protrusion) symptoms include pain and stiffness in the neck or lower back. Generally, protruded slipped disc signs are similar to a disc bulge but can be more painful as a protrusion is the slipped disc stage that follows a disc bulge. We have covered symptoms of the protruded disc for the 2 most injured regions of the spine (neck & back) below:
- Symptoms of disc protrusion in the neck: The neck is the second most common site for a protruded slip disc. Patients with slip disc protrusion that compresses spinal nerves may also complain of additional symptoms such as pain in the shoulders, upper back, and arms. Numbness and tingling are rare in patients with a protruded disc but can occur. Numbness or tingling may impact shoulders, arms, or hands.
- Symptoms of disc protrusion in the lower back: A protruded slip disc in the lower back can cause pain at the beltline, buttocks, or hips. If the protrusion compresses spinal nerves, you may also experience varying degrees of pain, tingling, and numbness in the thighs, legs, calves, feet, or toes. However, numbness and tingling are rare in patients with protruded slipped discs.
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What Is The Best Treatment For A Disc Protrusion?
There are many treatment options for patients with disc protrusion, including pain medication, injections, therapy, or surgery. A conservative but highly specialized therapy system is the best treatment option for protruded discs. Spine surgery and corticosteroid injections should be avoided as surgery or injections will not repair the cause.
NSD Therapy® is the best treatment for a protruded disc or any other form of slipped disc, including herniations and extrusions. Patients with a protruded disc should avoid surgery. A protruded disc is not a surgical condition. However, some surgeons still recommend surgery. Regardless of what others may have told you, surgery for a slipped disc becomes an option only when a highly focused and specialized conservative measure similar to NSD Therapy® protocols has been exhausted.
NSD Therapy® is an integrative system of slipped disc treatment that combines slip-disc-specific methods of chiropractic with physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and therapies via sophisticated slipped disc devices such as spinal decompression therapy to target the protruded disc.